|Oli Mayne, James O’Sullivan, Noel Taylor - Thistledown (ca239) - Oli Mayne, James O’Sullivan, Noel Taylor|
"Thistledown" is a mix of abstract sounds and oddball melodic sparring, somewhat sweetened by the occasional song-like refrain. There is much that is jagged and spiky and unforgiving, like the coarsest of thistles, but there is also music that has a soft and ethereal delicacy, like down, ready to blow away with the slightest puff. There are eight short improvised works. The three play together for fun, allowing themselves little ‘forbidden’ treats, such as short truncated bursts of jazz phra...
Keywords: improvisation; experimental; improv; jazz; free jazz